Royal Vibes fancied

first_img (2) TWILIGHT ROCKET/OMEGA (2) CHACE THE GREAT/AIR MARSHALL (3) EDISON/LADY SHANKARI (4) UNBREAKABLE/PERSIAN BELLE (5) ROYAL VIBES (6) FREE RANGE/ABOGADO – O.C. Thanks to a 38-1 upset by BROWN GIRL in the eighth race, the Pick-9 had no takers at Caymanas Park on Wednesday and the carryover to tomorrow stands at $1.39 million. Both Super-6s were caught and start anew with guaranteed minimums of $750,000 each. The Pick-9 will embrace races two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10. Although proving expensive to follow, the Anthony Nunes-trained TWILIGHT ROCKET with leading jockey Shane Ellis retaining the ride, should rebound in the opening race for maiden 4-y-os and up over 1500. His twin dangers in the seven-horse field are OMEGA and MY FAVOURITE DANCER, both of whom had him behind when second and third, respectively, to SMOKIN PRINCESS over 1300 metres on November 7. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIESlast_img read more

Registration open for Earth Hour five kilometre run/walk

first_imgEarly bird registration for adults is $20. After the early bird deadline the costs will increase to $25 for adults, or you can sign up a family for $40. Pets are also welcome for the event.Those wanting to take part are also able to sign up the day of the event, starting at 6 p.m.To register for the event you can visit the NEAT website be clicking here, or by calling 250-785-6328.- Advertisement –last_img

Muluya targets GOtv Shield final with Sharks

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya watches as Paul Kamau celebrates his goal against Sofapaka in a GOtv Shield round three match at Nyayo Stadium on July 23, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 24 – Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya believes the team has what it takes to go all the way to the finals of the GOtv Shield this year and probably fight for the title after seeing his side blow away Sofapaka in the round of 16 on Sunday.Sharks ran off 3-1 winners over Batoto ba Mungu in a decent performance despite missing three key players and Muluya believes if they sustain the same tempo, they will surpass their mark last season when they limped off in the semis. “I am positive we can go all the way to the final if we can keep up with this tempo. We played really well (against Sofapaka) and under no pressure and I think that is why we won. The confidence is high but first we need to go a step at a time and look at the quarter finals,” Muluya said after his team booked a slot for the last eight.The tactician also praised his side’s players for their performance, especially noting three key first team stars were missing. Patillah Omotto and Ovellah Ochieng were away in Spain with the KPL All-Star team while Bolton Omwenga is out injured.“I think they proved themselves today and it showed that in the team we have quite some depth. We played against a strong Sofapaka side and the players who came in did not show any signs of weakness. We had Kamau (Paul) who came in, scored and had an assist. I think we have a strong team,” the tactician added.Sharks will battle out with Eldoret Youth who continued their rollercoaster ride in the Shield with a 3-2 win over Savannah in Eldoret’s Kipchoge Keino Stadium.If they skip the hurdle put up by the third tier side, Sharks will head to the semis where they will face either Bandari or Sony Sugar. Bandari beat Nakumatt 3-2 in a hotly contested tie in Mombasa while Sony edged out Bungoma based Nzoia Sugar by a solitary goal.Bandari FC head coach Paul Nkata feeds instructions to his players during a past match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBandari’s Paul Nkata still retains the dream of being the first coach to win the title twice consecutively with two different teams. The Dockers who face Nzoia in the quarters are looking for their second title after winning the title in 2015.“It was a very tough match but I thank my boys for working hard and winning. We are just focusing on a match at a time,” Nkata said after his side’s conquest in Mombasa.Meanwhile, his former employers Tusker whom he led to their first Shield title in 23 years last season continued with their impressive run, beating third tier side Butterfly FC 4-1 to sail to the last eight where they will meet Vihiga United.Tusker boss George Nsimbe was elated with the performance of his players at their Kinoru base in Meru saying it was the best he has seen this season.“We played to plan and our passing and game progression was great. I am happy with what the boys gave and step by step, I know we will achieve our target,” Nsimbe roared after his side’s performance.In the other quarter finals match, on-form National Super League side Wazito FC will face the winner between AFC Leopards and Bidco with this match set for Wednesday afternoon at the Thika Sub-County Stadium.GOtv Shield Quarter final pairingWazito v AFC Leopards/Bidco FCVihiga United v Tusker FCBandari v Sony SugarEldoret Youth v Kariobangi Sharks.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Accounting opportunity in Donegal

first_imgA progressive and established Accountancy Practice is seeking to recruit a Full-Time, Part/Newly Qualified Accountant or experienced Accounting Technician. The successful individual will work as part of a dynamic team, based in Donegal. Responsibilities and Duties As Part/Newly Qualified Accountant or experienced Technician, your duties and responsibilities will include:Dealing directly with clients,Carrying out accounts and related tax assignments with some audit exposure,Preparing working files for both audit and non-audit engagements,Preparing personal and corporation tax returns and ensuring compliance,Dealing with Revenue. Qualifications and SkillsThe successful candidate will be/have: Part/New Qualifications with previous experience in practice,OrAn experienced Accounting Technician with 5+ years practice experience,Strong bookkeeping and accounts preparation skills,A good understanding of personal tax and other areas of compliance including VAT, PAYE and RCT etc. Salary will depend on experience to date.To apply: please email your CV, together with a cover letter to All applications will be dealt with promptly and in the strictest of confidence. Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday February 19th, 2018.Job Vacancy: Accounting opportunity in Donegal was last modified: February 8th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AccountantAccountingBoyd HRjobVacancylast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps ripped up the form book to grab a deserve share of the points against Waterford tonight.Waterford were probably red hot favourites going into the game at the RSC having won their last eight games.BUT it was Harps who broke the deadlock after 23 minutes minutes thorugh Matt Harkin. The breakthrough came when Paul McVeigh cross from the right to allow Harkin to steal in with a fine header past the stranded Packie Holden.However Harps lead was short-lived as the home side equalised after jut five minutes through Peter Ehite.Both sides cancelled eachother out in the second and Harps had to hold on for the last 20 minutes after Aaron O’Hagan was show a red card.Peter Hutton will be delighted to have grabbed a share of the spoils considering Waterford’s record of late.  HARPS DRAW WITH HOT FAVOURITES TO SHARE POINTS was last modified: July 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpswaterfordlast_img read more


first_imgShatter: Made astonishing allegations in the Dail against Donegal GardaiIT’S May 23, 2001 and Alan Shatter is in Opposition – and he’s making very serious allegations about Garda corruption in Donegal…involving allegations of bugging.The Justice Minister was John O’Donoghue (Fianna Fail) – and he was having none of it.“Will the Minister confirm that there is an allegation that gardai in Donegal were bugging conversations between solicitors and clients?” asked Alan Shatter. The Minister refused to budge; refusing to answer any questions despite being badgered by the Fine Gael TD.In fact Minister O’Donoghue accused Deputy Shatter of making “ill-tempered, outrageous and unfounded” allegations.But Deputy Shatter insisted: “This is a scandal of enormous proportions about which the Minister had done nothing since taking office.”The record of the Dail exchange is below….. REVEALED: HOW ALAN SHATTER RAISED BUGGING AT DONEGAL GARDA STATION was last modified: March 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alan ShatterDail Eireanndonegal gardaiJohn O’Donoghue TDJUSTICE MINISTERlast_img read more

Bless Your Heart: Exercise for Senior Vitality

first_imgA study from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas confirms what we all should know but need to be reminded of frequently: that prolonged, sustained exercise can build up the heart at any age, and provide insurance against heart failure.  The summary on EurekAlert warns, “a sedentary lifestyle, in addition to aging, puts older people at risk for heart failure, the leading cause of hospitalizations for patients over 65 and a condition that affects eight out of every 1,000 people older than 70.”  Dr. Benjamin Levine’s team found that the hearts of senior athletes (average age 68) were indistinguishable from those of healthy younger participants.  But it’s never too late to start: sedentary seniors who began cardiovascular training showed “dramatic” improvement in heart strength and flexibility after just a year.It’s instructive that the promised land into which God led the Israelites, a country He called a good land, the holy land, is a land of hills and valleys.  To get anywhere in Israel in Bible times you had to go up and down a lot.  We can assume the Manufacturer knew that vigorous, aerobic activity is a necessary ingredient for health and happiness.  It’s still true today.  The difference is that now, with all our cushy travel conveniences, we have to make an effort to get out and walk.  Vigorous outdoor walking will do wonders not only for your heart, but for your spirit, attitude and sense of well-being.  Let our photo gallery inspire you to start today.  Click on the “meditations” set for a sample: put yourself in the picture and think of how it would bless your heart in more ways than one.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

First four qualifiers for 2010

first_img9 June 2009With just over a year to go before the kick-off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea and Australia have become the first teams to qualify for the tournament.Australia qualified after a goalless draw against Qatar in Doha on Saturday in an Asian qualifying match for an unassailable position in Group 1.2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) CEO Danny Jordaan congratulated Australia for qualifying for Africa’s first World Cup. “After doing extremely well in Germany 2006, the Socceroos have now qualified for back-to-back Fifa World Cups, and we look forward to welcoming them to our country next year,” he said.Familiar visitorsJordaan said Australian sporting teams and fans were familiar visitors to South African shores, as the country had strong sporting links and had hosted regular touring Australian rugby and cricket national and provincial teams.“We’ve had the Aussies in South Africa for rugby and cricket World Cups before, but to have the Socceroos here next June for the Fifa World Cup will be very special,” he added.As Australia’s qualification for the World Cup looked more and more certain, Australian fans have been snapping up tickets for next year’s tournament. Australian residents have already successfully applied for 27 139 tickets in the first ticketing sales phase for the tournament.Jordaan said he was certain that Australia would have even more fans in South Africa than the large numbers which travelled to Germany in 2006.“There are also a high number of expatriate South Africans living in Australia, many of whom will surely use the opportunity to come home. They will have two teams to follow next year.”Shaping the atmosphereStill in the Asian zone, Japan sealed their qualification first by after beating Uzbekistan 1-0 and confirmed their presence at a seventh consecutive World Cup, while South Korea played a goalless draw with Iran.Meanwhile, in the European zone, the Netherlands were the first to qualify for the 19th edition of world football’s showpiece event after defeating Iceland 2-1 on Saturday.Jordaan said the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea and Australia were big teams on and off the field, and their qualification would begin to shape the great atmosphere South Africa envisages for the event.“The Dutch, clearly from a football point of view, have some of the most exciting players in the world,” he said.“And off the field, Dutch fans dressed in their sea of orange are synonymous with bringing their special energy to any major event in the world. We’re looking forward to welcoming these exciting teams and their supporters.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Giving a voice to victims of abuse

first_imgBontlebame founder Kea Modise-Moloto, pictured left with businesswoman Lillian Barnard, believes that education is one of the keys to successfully tackling the problem of abuse in our society.(Image: Janine Erasmus) Although most violent abuse is directed by men towards women, perpetrators off all kinds of abuse may be young, old, male, female, and come from any sector of society. Click on the image to see a bigger version.(Image: UN Regional Information Centre)Janine ErasmusNGO Bontlebame works to educate society that abuse of any kind is wrong, and to give vulnerable people the inner confidence to stand their ground against abuse.“Bontlebame is a Setswana word meaning ‘my core beauty’”, says the organisation’s founder Kea Modise-Moloto. “We encourage and help people to recognise that even though life may be ugly at times, everyone is beautiful inside and we all have our own special talents of which we can be proud.”The organisation started out with a vision to use a combination of marketing, fundraising and working with individuals, communities and other organisations, to uplift and empower vulnerable people by boosting their inner confidence.“We’ve shifted our focus,” says Modise-Moloto. “Today, 90% of our efforts go towards creating awareness of abuse. That inner confidence can be eroded by outside noise, which often is abusive. Abuse has become a part of our daily lives, rape is just another word. But if you are brave enough to talk about it, someone somewhere will be healed or inspired.”As the spotlight falls again and again upon South Africa and the violence that pervades its society, Modise-Moloto is a woman motivated to address the situation. She has a full-time job, is a mother, is completing a degree and owns a beauty salon, but finds the time to also head Bontlebame and drive its programme.“The will to want to change things keeps me energised.”She takes the growing view that violence and abuse can only be effectively tackled if it is brought out of hiding.“We want to bring abuse into the open,” she says, adding that abuse goes beyond the victim, but spills out into the family, the community and the next generation.“Domestic violence can make you feel less of a person. But for the past three years we’ve held an annual event where people come together to share their experiences and give advice to others, to help the empowerment and healing process along.”She was personally touched by the 2011 event, she says, which took place in the Ga-Rankuwa community on the Gauteng-North West border about 40km north of Pretoria.“Women and children were there, local women shared their stories, and men came in because there was a free meal, but they stayed to listen.” Helping the vulnerableIt’s not just women and children who fall victim to abuse.“We support all vulnerable people,” says Modise-Moloto, “the elderly, gay people, disabled people, all those who are in danger of being sidelined. Bontlebame wants to change the way we treat each other.”Bontlebame also has a beneficiary – the Motheo Wa Katlego community project, which cares for vulnerable children in Winterveldt, northwest of Pretoria.“Having just one beneficiary at the moment means that our contribution can be sustainable, and we can measure the impact we are having.”In 2011 Bontlebame launched its white beaded ribbon project. The ribbons are handmade by unemployed women and sold to corporates and other organisations as a fundraiser and visible reminder that, according to Modise-Moloto, will extend the organisation’s message and help to make it stick.“They will speak for our cause when we ourselves have no words to say.” Education will help to win the warDespite the interventions of Bontlebame and other organisations with a similar message, the attitude of violence towards the vulnerable does not appear to have diminished much.“There’s something we are not doing right,” Modise-Moloto says. “Organisations such as Powa have been campaigning for the past 33 years but still the abuse goes on. In recent weeks the war has come out into the open, and we can’t hide it any more.”Various theories have been put forward to explain the phenomenon. According to Prof Rachel Jewkes, the head of the South African Medical Research Council’s gender and health unit, it lies in the way that boys are raised to be men, so must be addressed at an early stage – but educational programmes should target girls as well as boys.Mbuyiselo Botha of the Sonke Gender Justice Network believes one of the big factors is the patriarchal mindset that can lead men to believe they are superior to women.Rhodah Kadalie, executive director of the Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre, commented in an opinion piece published in Beeld, that the high rates of unemployment and poverty have resulted in men taking out their frustrations on women – an opinion also voiced by Botha.“Men in our society are brought up to believe that they have the responsibility to support the family. If they can’t, they feel helpless,” Botha said at the 2012 annual Bontlebame event. “If men feel disempowered, for instance at work, they find that they can assert themselves at home, often with tragic consequences.”He also said that in today’s society there are many men who grew up without a positive male role model in their lives, and this makes a huge difference to the calibre of men they will become.“One way to fight the war is through education,” says Modise-Moloto. “If we take the strategies used to educate people about HIV and Aids and redeploy them to educate communities and organisations about abuse, we can cover more ground. It took years to get the issue of Aids into the minds of people, but today we are seeing results. That can happen with abuse too.”The issue must become part of the national schools’ curriculum, and that calls for action from the Department of Basic Education. On 28 February the department, with Lead SA, launched the Stop Rape campaign, which is aimed at schoolchildren, some 10.2-million of them.The campaign takes the form of special assemblies once a week, where teachers, pupils and activists will speak to the pupils for 15 minutes about sexual crimes, and educate them on what to do if they experience such crimes, and how to report them.Modise-Moloto feels that today’s perpetrators of violence have “created a space where rape is okay. That must change. And targeting young boys is a must, but the message must get out to all levels of society – churches, taxi ranks, boardrooms, shopping centres, entertainment areas.”She remains optimistic. “There is hope for everyone – people are born pure, but it is what we learn that makes us bad.”last_img read more

South Africa bans travellers from Ebola-affected countries

first_img22 August 2014South Africa has imposed a travel ban on foreign nationals travelling from West African countries identified as high-risk in order to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country, unless such travel is considered absolutely essential.The identified high-risk countries are Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia – with Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia being identified as medium-risk.Announcing the ban in Pretoria on Thursday, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi added that South African citizens wishing to travel to these countries would be asked to delay their travel unless it was also absolutely essential.“All South Africans are hereby advised to avoid non-essential travel to Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone,” Motsoaledi said. “South Africans are not restricted from travelling to these countries, however all returning travellers from these countries will be subjected to rigorous screening and medical assessments before being allowed entry into the country.”He said South African citizens returning from these countries would be subjected to a stricter screening process. This would include completing a comprehensive health questionnaire and temperature screening. If these revealed anything, they would be followed by a complete medical examination.Motsoaledi said all travellers and crew members arriving at South African points of entry would have to complete a travel health questionnairel. “If found to have any of the symptoms or signs suggestive of Ebola, they will be referred to one of the designated hospitals for further investigations and management.”The minister was briefing the media following the Cabinet’s latest fortnightly meeting, where he presented an update on the Ebola outbreak.Over 1 000 people have died from the virus in West Africa, according to the World Health Organisation. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have each declared the outbreak a national disaster.Besides the high-risk countries, South Africa has identified medium-risk countries – most people travelling from West Africa to South Africa travel via these countries – as well as low risk countries.“For medium and low risk countries, the normal surveillance that has been going on will just be enhanced,” Motsoaledi said.He added that there was a special category of South Africans who work in the high-risk countries in mining, communications, security and retail. “For these groups, we have called a special meeting tomorrow, which will deal with their unique situation.”He said the Cabinet has decided to establish an inter-ministerial committee coordinate the country’s response to the Ebola outbreak.“Cabinet further approved funding requested by the Department of Health, to the tune of R32.5-million, from the African Renaissance Fund, to support containment and prevent further spread of the virus to South Africa and other countries.“Part of the funds will be used to deploy the mobile laboratory in Sierra Leone, fund transport and accommodation for the team and training for health care workers.”Motsoaledi said the department had enhanced surveillance, distributed guidelines to all hospitals, designated health facilities for the treatment of Ebola patients, deployed personal protective equipment to designated facilities, conducted training, activated outbreak response teams, and was operating a hotline for clinicians through the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.Precautions against contracting EbolaThere is no vaccine or specific treatment for Ebola, and many people who get the disease die. It is therefore important to take steps to prevent Ebola.Travellers can become infected if they come into contact with the blood or bodily fluids of someone who is sick or has died from Ebola, sick wildlife or meat from an infected animal.Health care providers caring for Ebola patients, and family and friends in close contact with an ill person, are at highest risk of contracting Ebola.People travelling to one of the identified high-risk countries are advised to do the following:Practice careful hygiene. Avoid contact with blood and bodily fluids of sick persons.Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or bodily fluids.Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola.Avoid contact with wild animals or with bush meat.Avoid hospitals where Ebola patients are being treated. The South African Embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on facilities that are suitable for your needs.Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever, headache, achiness, sore throat, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain, rash, or red eyes.Limit your contact with other people when you travel to the doctor.Source: read more